Yet again Dorset Food & Drink are working in association with and are Headline Sponsors of the much-coveted Food, Drink and Farming Awards and this week, the award organisers revealed the finalists.

According to the team at the Food, Drink and Farming Awards, this year there has been a record number of votes across all categories, as well as a great response to the new categories which are appearing for the first time this year.

As always, all the finalists were voted for by readers of the Dorset Magazine with judges picking the shortlist. The winners will be revealed at the award ceremony on 26th September at the Italian Villa. Many of our members have been made finalists, along with other incredible food and drink producers from the region.

The full list of finalists is as follows.

Drinks Product of the Year, sponsored by Saffery Champness

BH1 Gin
Dorset Ginger
Mapperton Estate

Food Product/ Producer of the year, sponsored by Porter Dodson

Book and Bucket Cheese
Lily’s Produce
Meggy Moo’s

Eco Champion of the Year, sponsored by Sculpture by the Lakes

Anna’s Ice Lollies
BeeWrap UK
Naked Brace

Best Independent Retailer, sponsored by Fiona Penny at Sunflowers

Gullivers Farm Shop
The Green Weigh
The Wobbly Cottage

Entrepreneur of the Year, sponsored by Dorset Growth Hub

Claire Burnett, Chococo
Keri Astill-Frew, V Dorset
Ryan Howell, The Dorset Donut Company
Sarah Ali Choudhury, Gourmet Indian Catering

Tearoom/Coffee Shop of the Year, sponsored by Clipper Teas


BearKat
The Courtyard Tearoom
The Upwey Wishing Well and Tea Rooms

Chef of the Year, sponsored by Kingston Maurward

Brett Sutton, The White Post
Jason Hall, Hall’s Kitchen
Robert Ndunga, The Acorn Inn

Customer Service Award, sponsored by Beales Gourmet

Steeptonbill Farm Shop
The Little Teapot
Truly’s of Westbourne

Best Dorset Pub, sponsored by Hall and Woodhouse

The Acorn Inn
The Royal Oak
The Wise Man Inn

Seafood Restaurant of the year, sponsored by Furleigh Estate

Guildhall Tavern
Les Enfants Terribles
Storm Restaurant

Best Formal Dining Experience, sponsored by NFU Mutual Wessex

La Fosse
Limestone Hotel and Restaurant
The Ollerod

Best Informal Dining Experience, sponsored by Rockfish

Billy Winters
Taste Café at Chesil Beach
The Station Kitchen

2019 Dorset Food, Drink and Farming Hero, sponsored by Dorset Food & Drink

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Congratulations to all the finalists and we look forward to seeing you on the night!

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